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Oct 31, 2019

Having an effective website is a vital element of creating a successful business. How can we build websites that get potential clients to know, like and trust us? Which pages should we be paying attention to, and why is it important to let our personalities shine through on our websites?

On this episode, CEO of Neapolitan Creative, Samantha Johnston, shares how to build a website that brings us clients who will not only love our products, but who we’ll love working with. 

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

Get visitors to know, like and trust us (28:02 - 28:56)

We’ve all heard that to be successful in sales, we need to get potential clients to know, like and trust us. The same goes for a website; we have to create awareness of who we are so we can get clients to like us and ultimately, build enough trust so that they’re happy to work with us. The best way to do this on a website is by thinking about how visitors will navigate our websites.

 

Build a great homepage to set the right tone (30:05 - 31:00)

The first place clients visit on our websites is the homepage, so we need to ensure everything they need to know is available there. This is where we build awareness for new visitors, and provide easy links to those who already like us and are willing to buy our products. 

 

Pay attention to personality (32:12 - 33:20)

We could have the most beautifully designed website in the world, but if we don’t have the copy to match, we run the risk of losing customers. Our copy needs to make sense with our design and showcase our personalities. By letting our personality come through on the website, we attract like-minded people who will not only enjoy our products, but who we’ll enjoy working with. 

 

Guest Bio- 

Samantha Johnston is the CEO of Neapolitan Creative. She is passionate about helping clients craft their own brands with style, personality and heart. Samantha loves what she does, and in particular, enjoys being able to uplift and empower female entrepreneurs. 

 

To find out more about Sam, visit

https://neapolitancreative.com/about/

Oct 24, 2019

Many of us aren’t reaching our full potential or achieving the massive success we should be because we’re not sticking with one thing and seeing it all the way through. We drop things before they’ve really taken hold, and we change our minds based on evidence that only exist in our minds. What are some of the false things the voices in our heads tell us and how can we debunk them?

On this episode, I talk about something very important, which is focusing on one thing so that we can see it through.


You can put something out into the world and still reserve the right to make it better
. -Dana Malstaff


3 Takeaways

  • We can’t do everything at once, or else we dilute the effectiveness of all those things. The market gets confused if we’re about too many things. 

  • Even if something is not perfect, it’s better to put it out there, and get some sort of feedback, instead of only listening to the skewed feedback from the voice in our heads. 

  • We have big, beautiful voices, and important things to say, but if we’re not consistently saying something repetitive to the audience, nothing will be memorable. 


When it comes to creating great programs, we are very often our own worst enemies. We stop ourselves from finishing things, because our fear gets in the way. We’re either afraid that we’ll have to stick with one thing forever, or worried that the thing we’re trying to launch isn’t good enough to put out into the market. The truth is, the most successful people make it because they shut the fear out, and they are relentless about that one thing till they see it through. It doesn’t mean they don’t have other things going on, but they know that in order to grow something worthwhile, persistence and consistency on one thing is critical.

Oct 17, 2019

The one thing all entrepreneurs have in common is that we started our businesses in order to give ourselves more time and money freedom. The ugly truth is, most entrepreneurs have zero freedom. They are constantly stressed and exhausted. As a result, their families suffer. What do we need to do in order for our businesses to give us true freedom? How can we get out of doing low value work? How can we make sure our businesses aren’t negatively impacting our families?

On this Boss Dad spotlight episode, I’m joined by founder of Real Estate B School and host of the Business Freedom Podcast, Lars Hedenborg. He shares powerful business, marriage and parenting nuggets, while discussing how he built a 7-figure business that still allows him time freedom. 

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

Know your worth and your dollar per hour value (11:41 - 13:47)
One of the biggest barriers to our growth as entrepreneurs is not having a concrete dollar value for our time. Because of this, it makes it hard for us to know what we should be spending our time on. If we know that our time is worth $250 per hour, we won’t spend it on $10 per hour tasks. 


Delegate to elevate (14:22 - 16:50)
Entrepreneurs often wear all of the hats in their business, but the problem is, some of the work is something we could be passing off to someone else. Pay them $10 per hour and then we can focus on higher level work.


It’s impossible to grow a business if you don’t know the numbers in it (17:02 - 17:48)
The first step to successfully scaling our businesses is tracking and measuring everything we do. Once we know our numbers, we can systematize processes, optimize them and even teach other people how to do the tasks.   



When our businesses aren’t set up with systems and processes, we become chained to them. As a result, our partners and children carry the weight because we can’t be present with them. We have to learn that our time is valuable, and that doing every single role in our business isn’t noble, it actually puts our families at financial and emotional risks. We have to know our numbers, get a good system down, and bring on people who can help us work more efficiently. This is how we show our children that running a successful business venture can be fun, fulfilling and financially viable.

 

Guest Bio- 

Lars Hedenborg is the host of the Business Freedom Podcast and the founder of Real Estate B-School, an education and coaching program for top producing real estate agents looking to build sustainable, systems-driven businesses. He is passionate about bringing real-world tools, and strategies to top agents and team leaders so that they can achieve success and freedom in the real estate business. Go to RealEstateBSchool.com for more information and get a free Business Growth strategy session at REBSstrategysession.com.

Oct 10, 2019

Facebook ads can be an effective tool to promote our businesses. How can we get started with the process? Once we’ve decided we want to create an online campaign, how much should we be paying for it, and how do we decide who gets to see the advertisements?

On this episode, Facebook and Instagram ads strategist, Monica Louie, shares her steps to creating a successful online campaign.

 

3 Things We Learned From This Episode

Place the pixel on your website (14:08 - 15:16)

Even if we’re not ready to start running Facebook ads yet, installing the Facebook pixel on the backend of our websites is a great first step. The pixel allows Facebook to gather data on the people who visit our websites, so that when we are ready to start a campaign, we already have a great idea of our demographics. 


Determine a realistic but effective budget
(14:59 - 16:31)

Once we’ve decided to advertise on Facebook and have a strategy in mind, we need to determine the budget. This should be based on what we’re comfortable spending, as well as what we’re advertising. For example, our daily advertising costs would probably be different from a promotion of our new launches. 


Elect the best audience based on who we already do business with
(17:13 - 18:37)

Depending on what we’re promoting, we may want to target people who aren’t already on our mailing lists. Facebook allows us to request ‘lookalike lists’. These are people who have similar interests to our existing client database, and are likely to enjoy what we’re selling.

 

We shouldn’t be relying on advertisements alone to boost our brands, but they’re a great place to start. Facebook ads offer amazing tools, and even if we’re not ready to commit to a campaign now, we can rely on technology like the Facebook pixel to gather information about our target audience until it’s time. There is also a great deal of flexibility in terms of budgeting, which allows us to tailor campaigns to our exact needs. Facebook offers us the tools to take our businesses to the next level; why not take advantage?

 

Guest Bio- 

Monica Louie is a Facebook and Instagram ads strategist who helps ambitious online entrepreneurs increase their impact with high-converting ads. Her success in the online advertising space led to her recent appearance on the Smart Passive Income Podcast. Monica has helped hundreds to achieve Facebook ads success through her premium agency and signature program, Flourish with Facebook Ads.


Flourish with Facebook Ads is a step-by-step system to create campaigns that convert for bloggers, coaches, and online experts. Students of Monica's signature online program learn how to successfully use Facebook ads to grow their reach, amplify their impact, and scale their profits. To learn more about Flourish with Facebook Ads, head to monicalouie.com/flourish 


And if you're not ready to get started with Facebook ads right now, but you want to learn more about them and start planning your strategy, download Monica’s free Facebook Ads Starter Kit and join her weekly email newsletter full of the latest actionable tips and advice to help you flourish with Facebook ads. Go to monicalouie.com/bossmom to join!


To find out more about Monica, head to:

https://www.monicalouie.com/instagram 

https://www.monicalouie.com/facebook 

https://www.monicalouie.com/twitter 

https://www.monicalouie.com/linkedin 

 

Oct 3, 2019

Positive parenting is a nurturing process that helps us teach our kids to be independent, while still offering our unconditional support and love along the way. Is it possible to apply these techniques to our businesses? How can we foster nurturing relationships with our clients, while also setting boundaries?

On this episode, we discuss the positive parenting techniques we can use in our businesses.


Positive parenting encourages self-growth and positive development. That’s exactly what we want for our clients. -
Dana Malstaff

 

3 Takeaways

  • Create permission statements. We need to decide what we’re giving our clients permission for; ideally, this should be something they already do, but feel guilty about. We need to create safe spaces for our clients.

  • Start a Facebook group for clients. We then need to create boundaries on the group regarding when we will and won’t work, and what we’re willing to do for clients.

  • Be consistent. We have to be consistent with our message; if we have strong opinions, we must live by them. Our clients need to see that we live by the rules we set.


To create successful and impactful businesses, we need to offer our clients nurturing and support. Just like we do for our children, we want to help our clients find confidence within themselves. However, we also need to set boundaries and live by the rules we set.
We need to show clients that we walk the walk, and we’ll not only take our businesses to the next level, but also foster healthier and happier client relationships. 

 

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